Julia, Emmy and Lisbet Lockhart are three free-spirited sisters who live in a remote rural manse with their stern father, a minister, and their cheerful, but rather vague mother.
Lisbet is to take weekly Latin lessons.
Julia takes a keen interest in the teacher.
Forced to keep her romance with the schoolmaster secret, Julia now attracts the attention of Edwin Strathairn.
In the midst of a storm, Julia is discovered sheltering with the schoolmaster.
Lisbet is asked to act as go-between by Julia, but will she find Alan in time.
A year has passed by, but can Julia move on from the heartbreak of the previous winter.
Does Emmy know who she is in love with?
Lisbet knows a dangerous secret, while Christine's fiance is desperate to see Emmy.
After the death of her best friend, Emmy is wracked with guilt.
With Lisbet's help, Emmy intends to elope with Stephen.
But will the best-laid plans work?